Little Comfort

Little Comfort

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In a brilliantly twisted debut set among Boston's elite, Edwin Hill introduces unforgettable sleuth Hester Thursby--and a missing persons case that uncovers a trail of vicious murder . . . Harvard librarian Hester Thursby knows that even in the digital age, people still need help finding things. Using her research skills, Hester runs a side business tracking down the lost. Usually, she's hired to find long-ago prom dates or to reunite adopted children and birth parents. Her new case is finding the handsome and charismatic Sam Blaine. Sam has no desire to be found. As a teenager, he fled his small New Hampshire town with his friend, Gabe, after a haunting incident. For a dozen years, Sam and Gabe have traveled the country, reinventing themselves as they move from one mark to another. Sam has learned how trusting wealthy people can be--especially the lonely ones--as he expertly manipulates his way into their lives and homes. In Wendy Richards, the beautiful, fabulously rich daughter of one of Boston's most influential families, he's found the perfect way to infiltrate the milieu in which he knows he belongs--a world of Brooks Brothers suits, Nantucket summers, and effortless glamour. As Hester's investigation closes in on their brutal truth, the bond between Sam and Gabe is tested and Hester unknowingly jeopardizes her own safety. While Gabe has pinned all his desperate hopes of a normal life on Hester, Sam wants her out of the way for good. And Gabe has always done what Sam asks . . .
Publisher: New York, NY :, Kensington Pub Corporation,, 2018
Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition
Description: viii, 343 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781496715906
149671590X
Branch Call Number: Hill

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pozrob
Oct 12, 2020

Local author Edwin Hill fails to hit it out of the ballpark with his debut crime novel.
And to that point, anyone who lives in Boston should know that Allston is not spelled with one l as in Alston. (This actually is the second book I’ve read with that spelling error. The other being People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.) Secondly, are there any homes on Louisburg Square with a grand ballroom with room for over a hundred guests and a string quartet? Where would they all fit? File that under artistic liberty I suppose. Details, details, details. The story starts out ok, but falls flat 2/3d of the way through. Will give his second installment in the Hester Thursby (a likeable character) series a go.

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mbristol1
Jan 19, 2020

The suspension of disbelief contract with the reader is broken early. And there's too much gay sex.

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